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U Hrocha

#206 of 4,294 Restaurants in Prague
#235 of 4,630 Places to Eat in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Hradcany & Letna
European, Pub, Czech
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Thunovska, 10, Prague, Czech Republic
+420 257 533 389
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Great trip and beer

Stopped for dinner and a beer.mreal cEch food and real beer.menjoyed the festive atmosphere and great place within walking distance to our hotel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Chris H
Marietta, Georgia, United States
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped for dinner and a beer.mreal cEch food and real beer.menjoyed the festive atmosphere and great place within walking distance to our hotel.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had the best beer which we ever tried with wonderful services. The restaurant looks pretty with amazing atmosphere.

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Venice, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I think it's the only pub I know, where you can still smoke. Very particular and not very clean but the beer is cheap as in almost all the taverns of Prague and the food is good and cheap. The tables are shared with other people. The cook smoking while cooking and they didn't have bottle of water ..... But...I... More 

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East Bernard, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great locals only place so you'll need to speak at least rudimentary Czech but beer is super cheap and good and sausage and breads were great. AVOID the Cheese it is stinky! The service was typical Czech communist era meaning not as attentive as Americans are used to, but still OK

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Just off the main road, this lovely little bar is firstly air conditioned well! As it was 37c this was very welcome. The 2 barmen were chatting to the locals which created a great atmosphere! We had a intened a quick beer which turned into 4! Very reasonable pricing, great service, and good banter with the barmen. Their English wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

On one of the old winding narrow cobbled streets beneath Prague castle is one of the best and most atmospheric pubs you will go when you are in Prague.Pivnice u Hrocha (The Hippopotamus) is a classic old style Czech pub very smokey with the surly service that you get in old style Prague pubs makes this place a must go... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Every trip to Prague we've been on over the many year's of visiting this wonderful city ,we alway's pay this pub a visit as it is still one of the best most traditional unspoilt pub's in the city. On our last visit we were here on a Saturday night and this pub was as it alway's is very very busy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a must when climbing up the castle hill. The beer is always at its best and the service is stiff but fast. A reminiscent of the good old days of Praque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you dare to go in through the unmarked door , you will find yourself in a noisy, smoky, and gererally wonderful 'real' Prague pub. Great beer , good simple food, and enough character to make you glad you dared!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Another great Pilsner Urquelle pub is U Hrocha, small and cosy beer pub on Mala Strana (under the Prague Castle) and close to Charles Bridge, so you can easily make a little stop on your walk there. The pub opens at 12:00 until approx. 15:00 is no problem to get a place, after it’s a bit tricky, but not almost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thunovska, 10, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Hradcany & Letna
  • Neighborhood: Hradcany & Letna
  • Phone Number: +420 257 533 389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Pub, Czech
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
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